ParaNorman (2012) A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Release Date: August 17, 2012
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
Directors: Chris Butler | Sam Fell
Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann
MOVIE BUZZ: Co-directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell and their production/effects company Laika Entertainment created Corpse Bride and Coraline, examples of how animation works best when its source material is dark and creepy. Focus Features doesn’t release many animated films – and their last outing brought us the thoroughly underwhelming 9 — but it looks like they have another original here with a premise that’s much more universal than a post-apolocalyptic rag doll in a Terminator-like scenario.